On July 31, 2013 at approximately 1:15 PM, Sierra Madre Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 300 blk. of Sierra Woods Ave. An alert neighbor notified the police and watched as two men parked the vehicle and headed towards her neighbor’s house putting on “hoodie” sweat shirts and covering their faces. Arriving officers found the suspects burglarizing the neighbor’s home. The suspects fled on foot in separate directions.
A containment was setup and with the assistance of the Pasadena Police Department, Arcadia Police Department, Monterey Park Police Department, and Alhambra Police Department both suspects were located taken into custody. One suspect managed to run through yards almost a mile away but was unable to escape the police helicopter above him.
Lavon Fuller a 23 yr. old San Bernardino resident and Marquice Garrett a 20 year old Pasadena resident were arrested and booked for residential burglary. Lavon Fuller was additionally charged with Assault on a Police Officer. While being treated for a police dog bite injury at Arcadia Methodist Hospital he attempted to escape and was involved in a fight with a Sierra Madre Police Officer and a nurse at the location. He managed to escape for a short time but was eventually was caught by Arcadia Police Officers who responded to assist the officer. Officers later learned he attempted to car-jack a women in the parking lot of the hospital but was unsuccessful.
Fuller is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail with “no bail”. Garrett is being held at Pasadena Police Department Jail on $500,000 bail. Both men will be due in court on Friday August 2, 2013.
Sierra Madre Detectives believe Fuller and Garrett may be responsible for several other residential burglaries and thefts in the City of Sierra Madre and neighboring cities. Anyone with any information should contact Sierra Madre Police Detectives at 626.355.1414.